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And the Academy Award goes to… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #5

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs- Nominated for best New Adult book RONE Award.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Derek believes Sloane has been infected by her boyfriend, Tim, and is a vampire too. He's a hunter. He eliminates such threats, but he is hesitating because he knew Sloane in high school, though it's been ten years and she doesn't even recognize him. Also she hasn't revealed she's been changed. He's going for a different approach to find out the truth...  Derek is speaking first.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"I bet your victims fell for your charms, too." He had to keep her talking until backup showed up. He'd made a call the minute she pulled into her driveway to Wade and Axel, and they were on their way here.

"What are you talking about?" she asked and her brows furrowed. "What victims?"

He almost believed her. "Mr. Wilkins, Mrs. Wilkins…Kylie," he named just to gauge her reaction, give him some clue if she knew what was going on with Tim.

"What happened to Tim's family?

"You and your boyfriend ripped their throats out."

All color drained from her face, making her appear more ghostlike than like a potential vampire as she screamed, "Noooo! You're lying,"
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What a way to find out your boyfriend's family has been murdered... that is if she didn't already know. What do you think? Is Sloane just a great actress?

Thanks for those who voted for Flowers and Fangs for the InD'tale RONE awards. Just waiting to find out if the book makes it for the next round. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Sucker for those big blue eyes… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #4

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs (which was nominated at InD'tale for best New Adult book). Voting ends today. Would love your support. 🙂 Info after the snippet. 🙂

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Derek fought Tim (vampire), wounded him, and the vamp escaped. Derek is left with Sloane who may or may not be a vampire too. He recognized Sloane earlier from a photo that she was an old flame from high school. Sloane has not made the connection. It's been ten years and Derek isn't a scrawny teen, and besides she's had a shock of her life. Vampires are real! Now for the snippet. Sloane is speaking first.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"He hasn't been feeling well," she defended Tim's actions.

Denial always came first. "Yeah, and how are you feeling?"

She licked her lips then pursed them as she eyed him with suspicion. "If he's contagious, I need to see a doctor," she said in confusion and tears sprung to her eyes, making them turn more blue than grey, but then he noticed her hands shook as if she were strung out and in need of a good fix.

"Oh, you're good," he drawled.

"What?"

"All innocent and with tears even," Derek said as he aimed his crossbow at her chest. He couldn't go soft just because she looked hot in her black-laced shirt that was just short enough to show a bit of skin at her midriff, and damn it if the woman didn't have the biggest blue eyes he'd ever seen. He'd been a sucker for those eyes in high school and it proved no different now.

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He's just a tad bit distracted, don't you think? lol

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Offended or not? Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs Chapter 4 #3

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Update from last week: Derek fought Tim, the vampire off, wounded him, and he's escaped, leaving Derek to face Sloane and decide if she's been turned or not. Marks on her neck might mean she's been bitten. Sloane has mustered some of her composure and has ordered Derek to leave her house at once. Not going to happen... If you recall from earlier snippets, Derek knew Sloane in high school, but it's been over ten years since they'd seen each other. Derek recognized Sloane from a photo, but so far Sloane hasn't made the connection...

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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He went with his instinct and cautiously lowered the weapon, but kept it engaged to fire. "Tim is—heck, there was no way to sugarcoat this—he's a vampire."

She laughed at him, but it was a nervous chortle brought on by fear and uncertainty. "So he claimed. I'm guessing delusional is catchy."

"You think so?" She didn't recognize him, but he wasn't sure if he should be offended or grateful. He'd been a skinny teen when he met her in high school, and they did more kissing than talking. "Your boyfriend has fangs and if I'm not mistaken, he bit you. I'm assuming this is not normal behavior for him."

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Wonder what Sloane will say to defend Tim's actions. 🙂

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Don’t Miss Out on Tales with a Bite… @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #vampires #99¢books

If you want more than a romance with your paranormal read, enjoy a world where the paranormal world collides with the human world.

In Stake and Dust, a Lamia, worthy of John Keats' prose, pampers aspiring artists for an itsy-bitsy price...they're lives.

No one is safe when faced with a Nosferatu, one of the most lethal vampires of all the septs, he's started an epidemic of infected humans in Flowers and Fangs.

Stealing souls and selling them for a hefty price proves a leisurely pastime for a Grim Sith in Soul Taker.

***Disclaimer: Enter my worlds at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any lost items, including your soul.

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Derek Hayes and his family are preternatural hunters. Stake and dust is their motto, but Derek has a difficult time accepting his sworn duty when Sloane McBride, his ex-girlfriend from high school, is the one he's been sent to eliminate. Once infected from a Nosferatu bite, there is no turning back. Sloane has been bitten and she will eventually change.

It proves a race against time when Derek puts aside his core beliefs and teams up with Sloane. The Nosferatu wants Sloane for his own, Derek's brothers are hunting her, and every second brings Sloane closer to changing into the very fiend they want to kill.

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A Lamia, a sea creature worthy of John Keats' prose, teams up with a vampire with serial tendencies. When young promising artists are found dead, the Preternatural Bureau sends Cassandra Hayes to the Hamptons to help a fellow hunter track down this lethal duo. She's only spoken to Mr. Green once on the phone and when she meets him in person, he is not what she expects. His hunting skills are spot on, but there is something the man is hiding, and she's determined to find out what it is despite the attraction developing between them.

Tremayne Graystone, a vampire from one of the oldest septs, is not pleased when he finds a dead hunter left on the doorstep of his pub. He should have never answered the hunter's phone, but someone is trying to frame him and he wants answers. Surely he can masquerade as Mr. Green, the hunter Cassandra is supposed to meet, before she figures out his true identity and stakes him. She's a Hayes, from a long line of vampire hunters, and fraternizing with the enemy is simply not done, but as they work together and follow the clues, the lines become blurred when he falls for the hunter's charms.

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A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.

A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

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Bitten but not changed…yet. Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs Chapter 4 #2

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Update from last week: Tim tried to kill Derek, but he fought the vampire off and wounded him. Tim escaped, leaving Derek to face the hysterical Sloane who is chanting Omigod over and over again. Derek is not sure if she's been bitten or has already turned and her hysterics is only a ploy.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"Let me see your teeth," he demanded of her.

"What?" At least his demand gave her a new lease on vocabulary.

"Teeth... let me see them," he repeated and gestured with his crossbow.

With obvious protest, she grinned like the Cheshire cat from Alice and Wonderland. Then closed her mouth again. No fangs. His gaze landed on her neck where he spotted a slight
discoloration of her skin and two distinctive pinpricks marred her flesh.

"When did your boyfriend bite you?"

Her hand flew to her neck and her face flushed crimson as she edged away from him and then demanded, "I need you to leave."

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Hmm... What do you think? Will Derek just walk away?

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Mind, Body, Soul by Karen Michelle Nutt @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #yoga #romance

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Hi all, Karen Michelle Nutt here. I'm at Once Upon A Word chatting about what I do to exercise. What's your favorite activity? Love to know. Come by and share it with us. Mind, Body and Soul: http://onceuponaword1.blogspot.com/2016/04/mind-body-soul-by-karen-michelle-nutt.html

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My, my what big teeth you have… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Flowers and Fangs_KMN_mediumWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs Chapter 4 #1

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs.

Chapter 4. What happened last week:  Before Derek arrived, Tim told Sloane he was a vampire. Now, it seems he is proving his claim when he attacks Derek. They are locked in a fight to the death.

This is in Derek's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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Derek pushed the heel of his hand into the guy's jaw, trying to shove him away before fangs sunk into his flesh, and with his other hand he fumbled to find something to hit the vamp with. He managed to get a hold of a glass shard. He jabbed it into the side of Tim's neck. Tim leapt away like a spider springing up its web, but he screamed like a wounded beast. Instead of attacking again, he chose escape and dashed toward the front door.

Derek leapt to his feet and lunged for his crossbow. He loaded and rolled to get off a shot, but he was too late. Tim was gone.

The dog in the backyard continued its excessive barking and scratched at the door.

"Omigod, omigod!" Sloane kept repeating the word as if she expected the Lord almighty to explain what had just happened.

No such luck.

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I believe the lady asked you to let her go… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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He was upon her in a second, spinning her around to face him and slamming her against the kitchen counter. She ignored the sudden jar to her body and pushed at his chest, but he was so strong…so very strong. "Let me go, Tim." His fangs lengthened. "Oh God, no!" she said and would have screamed but a deep baritone voice, from somewhere behind Tim, halted her cries.

"I believe the lady asked you to let her go."

Tim's body went rigid as if rigor mortis had set in and turned his body to stone.

Curiosity proved too strong and she chanced a peek around Tim's shoulder. A man with dark reddish brown hair and eyes as green as a cats stood there in the archway of her kitchen with a medieval crossbow aimed at Tim's back.

This time she did scream.

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It's about time Derek shows up. lol But I have a hunch Tim won't be pleased with the interruption.

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When he grinned she caught sight of two pointed incisors. Vampire came to mind, but that was insane. Self-consciously, she touched the side of her neck where he had bitten her the other night and stumbled back a few steps.

Tim's mouth quirked and a low menacing chuckle greeted her. "I can see your wheels are turning inside that pretty little head of yours, but I'll make it simple, unlike how my brother did for me. I'm a vampire. You know—the kind that drinks blood and all that."

The kind that drank blood—was there another kind? "That's impossible. You've been ill...and you must be…running a fever still."

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So nice of him not to keep her guessing. lol Poor Sloane. She's still in denial.

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